Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Insert own snarky comment here…

  • Foreclosures have spiked 112% thus far in 2008… and there’s no end in sight. Regardless of what Dubya says about our in-the-mail checks.
  • Because we apparently need polling to tell us this, the top economic worry in the US is… are you sitting down? Prepare to be shocked… it’s gasoline… I know, I NEVER could have foreseen that… (it’s called sarcasm people)
  • Karl Rove is giving advice on how to win the Presidency to Sen. Obama… (wait, what??)
  • “President” Bush seemingly knows that his legacy on Domestic issues is so far in the crapper that he can’t recover, so he’s now focusing on Mideast Peace talks… (and with his foreign policy chops, he’s just the man to do it… I think I just hurt myself from laughing so hard…)
  • Three years before Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was arguing for a 100 year presence in Iraq, he told MSNBC, “I would hope that we could bring them all home.” “I think one of our big problems has been the fact that many Iraqis resent American military presence,” McCain said. “[A]s soon as we can reduce our visibility as much as possible, the better I think it is going to be.” (Perhaps he could blame senility…)
  • The Atlantic’s Matthew Yglesias, speaking to ThinkProgress; “No president before George W. Bush ever suggested that American security required us to just go decapitate regimes on the theory that they might some day in the future acquire weapons that would be dangerous. It’s been a huge disaster.” (I don’t think anything more needs to be said…)
  • Sen. McCain visited a Miami Children’s Hospital yesterday… a hospital whose Doctors supported the SCHIP expansion that McCain voted against… awk-ward
  • This year’s award for understatement of the year goes to White House spokesperson Dana Perino who said making Afghanistan safe is “damn hard work.” (Yeah, even more so when troops are pulled out of there to go fight Bush’s pet war in Iraq, What a tool…)
    Ron Paul is still hanging around… and still bat-shit crazy.
  • SCOTUS upheld Indiana’s voter ID law… which could pave the way for more states to enact similar laws.
  • With the Democrats suggesting that McCain’s healthcare policies would continue Bush’s healthcare policies (such as they are), McCain says that he rejects a “big government” takeover of healthcare… though no policy has been released from his campaign, so for now it continues to be empty rhetoric…
  • And have we mentioned? That DNC Chairman Howard Dean (as I mentioned yesterday) is desperately trying to get the nominee in place before it comes down to a floor fight at the August convention… (which is exactly what needs to be done. Liberals still have an outstanding chance at getting back the White House, but we need to make a decision on our nominee sooner rather than later. And not only would having the nominating process drag out that long be detrimental to the party, so is the fractured-ness of the two campaigns. As I said in my ‘Plea to Democrats’, we need to show a united front to the republicans in November… if Clinton wins, regardless of whom you support now; vote for her. If Obama wins, regardless of whom you support now; vote for him. The only way we can avoid 4 more years of a Bush-style presidency is for supporters of the other candidate to vote for the Democrat nominee, regardless of who it is. The republicans are vulnerable… consider that, in spite of his ‘presumptive nominee’ status, there are still quite a few republicans out there that aren’t sold on Sen. McCain, and again I point to the 25% of republican Pennsylvanians that voted for Huckabee and Paul last week… and not McCain... why do I have a feeling I'll be writing about this again?)

1 comment:

IludiumPhosdex said...

If, as His Fraudulency seems to insist, the Economic Stimulus Payments would encourage consumer spending to prevent recession, wouldn't it have been better to have same issued as Wally World gift cards, particularly among those in lower-income communities?